Run, Stay, Leave #poetry

Run, Stay, Leave by Alejandro N. Marrero 10/13/2020 I have no idea where I’m going but my mind doesn’t live too often hereIt wanders down story’s, brooms, trails, across roads and even hemispheresThere’s a sense of belonging and not belonging if that could ever make senseMy mind just keeps on planning and wandering it’s my…

Color me Used #poetry

Color Me Used by Alejandro N. Marrero 10/2/2020 Grant me peace for my demons they’ve broken their way completely through.Forgive me for being human as beyond all things it’s rude yet true.I’m the example of overworked and cleverly underpaidYet, because of the field I work in no one cares or respects me much anyway I’ve…

Late Motivations #poetry

Late Motivations by Alejandro N. Marrero 8/24/2020 I have this affliction it’s made of discursive thoughts inside my headIt’s a common unenlightened circumstance that makes me cling to things not let them go insteadI’m a person, yes ordinary but I’ve met some Lamas in this life do you know how rare that is?To live and…

Sacrifice to be Free #poetry

Sacrifice to be Free by Alejandro N. Marrero 8/21/2020 If you had to give up something new everyday to be free,What would that sacrifice specifically be?Would you give up coffee and switch to tea?Would that living without that sugary addiction and allow others to tolerate thee?Would you stop using pen and paper to save the…

Vivid Darkness #Poem

Vivid Darkness by Alejandro N. Marrero 8/14/2020 Wrapped in darkness I see my smiles in a flower’s glowIts petals reflecting the full moon, its scent fragrant as it continues to altruistically growIn the company of stars and a boundless skyI make oaths to myself in silence that if I was silent I’d always abideMy mind…

Words Endured #poetry

Words Endured by Alejandro N. Marrero 8/11/2020 It’s getting worse this ailment that fuels my hidden manic burstsIt possesses my body, takes it over and makes it quake in tremors and hurtsThere’s no pill that makes the pain go completely awayAt least not one that doesn’t throw your mind and soul in a trap it…

Stormed for You

Stormed for You by Alejandro N. Marrero 8/6/2020 A storm beats on my back as I conjure that luminescent fireThe warmth to balance the cold as I conjure up my fireI’m not a villain, rogue or one for masses of peopleI’m just a wanderer alone in the wilderness battling the elements without a keeperThe pelts…

Rich Hearts Poor Starts #poetry

Rich Heart Poor Starts by Alejandro N. Marrero 7/31/2020 There’s an excitement that builds in me and it’s a weapon or a cureI have ideas that swirl fast about what to build and what we may endureEveryday I get emails of opportunities to help me give and provide moreYet, when I read the prerequisites I’m…

Anxiety Why?

I’m up late again. That wasn’t the plan but none of these effing pills are calming me down. It’s physical and mental. It’s horrible and useless. It’s drought with agitation without a definitive cause. The mindful breathing isn’t even slowing my heart rate and I’m lying down. I’m annoyed for no reason. I want to…

Broken Bottles #poetry

Broken Bottles by Alejandro N. Marrero 7/28/2020 We’ve all done itDropped the glass you seeHad a little too much and barely reacted as it shattered from a careless elbow or kneeThat poison in our veinsThat socially acceptable normal we covet to ease our daily painsIt’s wine, spirits and drinks on the rocksWe don’t really care…